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Extending STEPS with lynda.com — Photoshop CS4 for Photographers

At IT Training & Education, we’re always looking for ways to improve our STEPS curriculum.  Occasionally, even when we find a great topic to cover, we find that for whatever reason, either time or technical, we simply can’t cover it in our workshops.  But now, IU students, faculty and staff have access to a wealth of lynda.com content for the fall semester, and lynda.com can cover some of these more specialized topics.

In this series of articles, we will explore some of these topics and point users to specific lynda.com courses that can enhance your skills after working through IT Training & Education workshops.

The first lynda.com workshop we will examine is Photoshop CS4 for Photographers (make sure you’re logged into lynda.com through IT Training & Education to gain access).

In this workshop, professional photographer Chris Orwig takes us through Photoshop with the eye of a photographer. While many topics such as Curves, Levels, Layers and Masks will be familiar to participants who have taken Photoshop CS4: Retouching and Color Correction, Chris Orwig also covers things like monitor calibration, Camera RAW and printing images, which are all essential topics to a professional or aspiring professional photographer.

While the standard STEPS workshop is 3 hours in length, this lynda.com course includes almost 15 hours of content, covering many topics in greater depth than we have time for at IT Training & Education.

And the best part?  You can still ask questions relating to the topics covered of your IT Training & Education subject matter experts.  So you get the best of both worlds. In-depth training, taken at your own pace, along with an expert (or in this case, experts :) ) to answer your specific questions.

Photoshop CS4 for Photographers is not for beginners however, here are some IT Training & Education STEPS workshops you might want to take a look at before diving in:

IT Training & Education Recommended Prerequisites(or suggested skills):


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